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June 18, 2015
Shaun King, a Justice columnist at the Daily Kos, was the first person to identify the suspect in the Charleston church shooting. While the early reporting on Twitter has been off on other incidents such as the Boston Marathon bombing, this time the social network followers got it right.
February 06, 2015
The Super Bowl is about so much more than football, it's about who had the best commercial. The social data behind that story and others in this week's round up of top news stories on social media.
January 30, 2015
This week the northeast prepared for winter storm Juno. It was predicted that New York City could see up to 30 inches of snow. Jobs closed early, public transportation was shut down, state-mandated curfews were enforced, and grocery stores ran out of kale. The apocalypse seemed nigh.
January 26, 2015
The President's Sate of the Union address gets social energized about climate change and the NFL's latest scandal took place on the field.
January 16, 2015
Awards season is officially underway, and social media was more present than ever at last weekend’s Golden Globes. Catherine Zeta-Jones was compared to the “red dressed salsa dancer emoji” and iconic moments played out on social and spurred attention (and even some scorn on Twitter).
January 09, 2015
Just one week in and 2015 is proving to be a volatile year for news and social media-attention grabbing headlines. Freedoms of both press and speech have been threatened around the world, illustrated through a deadly terrorist attack in Paris and a knee-jerk (and immature) reaction by a US congressman to a press mention.
January 03, 2015
A look at this week's top news and entertainment stories from continued trouble with air travel to vintage television and NFL's dark weekday, as told through social media data.
December 05, 2014
From "Serial" to holiday ads, protests at 30 Rock, and lots more in between and around the interwebs.
November 21, 2014
The biggest and most interesting news stories this week, as told by Brandwatch social data. The news cycle started slow, but that only lasted halfway through Monday. We looked at online conversations of #Snovember, People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive announcement, Movember of course, and much more.
November 14, 2014
The biggest and most interesting news stories this week, as told by Brandwatch social data. The news cycle this week was dominated by conversations around Movember, Adult Swim's "Too Many Cook's" viral video, Veteran's Day, NASA's Philae comet landing, and of course the one topic no one is safe from: Kim Kardhasian.